“In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring.”
 Kahlil Gibran

Death Done Differently is available to present and speak on multiple topics pertaining to the end of life. Some commonly requested themes are the history of death care in the U.S., eco-friendly end of life choices, the necessity of ritual in mourning, mourning vs. grief, and casual gatherings such as a Death Cafe or book club gathering with books featuring themes of grief, death, and loss.

Whether she is sharing the nature of her work with hospice social workers, leading a small group through end of life planning exercises, or participating in a community event geared toward creating greater openness around death and dying, Lauren passionately believes that to change the death culture we must first get comfortable talking about it.


Case Management Society of America (pending)
Death/Grief Book Club with Stillwater Hospice (2023)
Death Cafe with Stillwater Hospice (2023)
ProMedica Hospice (2023)
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana (2023)
Council on Senior Services (2023)
Eco-Fest (2022, 2023)
Fellowship of Christian Counselors (2022)
Mid-America College of Funeral Service (2022)
Trinity English Lutheran Church (2022)
Parkview Home Health and Hospice (2021)
Visiting Nurse (2020, 2021)
Fort Wayne Quaker Meeting (2021)
Sophia’s Portico (2021)

To connect with Lauren about an educational opportunity you have in mind, please reach out at [email protected].